year about 20 baby elephants from the ages of a few days to
six months become orphans in Kenya due to their mother being
killed for her tusks, which are torn from her mouth and sold.
have commenced work on a brand new purpose built elephant orphanage
in the Abedare National Park in association with Kenya Wildlife
Service. This new orphanage will cost around $43,000 per year
to run, but will allow those of you who foster your orphan elephants
to actually holiday with your babies, such as 'Mumbai'!
is a solitary young bull who was rejected from his herd at about
the age of two. Mumbai really should not have survived
as elephants normally don't leave the herd until they are at
least four or five.
is a couragous, strong young bull whose characteristics are
a great example for all of us. An adoption of Mumbai will
help to set up and maintain the orphanage in the Abedare National
Uaso was found at
the Uaso Nyiro river with a spear wound in his shoulder, assumed
to be from his mothers' poachers. After his rehabilitation,
Uaso has been released to the wild.
Now 8 years old, Uaso has gone wild
in the Tsavo National Park. He appears to be in very good
health and is doing well in the wild. As Uaso is wild,
an adoption of Uaso will help to support the Kenya Wildlife
Service in their anti-poaching efforts.
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